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NEW ROOTS

New roots

Holbæks Green Arena is a vision for the health facilities in Holbæk Municipality. There is a new vision to create a meeting space for health, togetherness and sensory experiences. NEW ROOTS creates the foundation for healthy communities of the future and create a unique identity for Holbæk.

Project information
Responsible partners: Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen
Design Team: Lotte Randeris Kristensen, Christian Kuczynski, Kastper Albrektsen, Senad Gvozden, Sofie Mandrup Andreassen, and Agnete Schimmell Raakjær
Location: Holbæk
Client: Holbæk Municipality
Team: jaja architects, Henning Larsen Architects, Boro Happold, David Manica
Project period: 2013
Responsibility: Master plan, landscape and architecture
Type: prequalified competition in 2 phases
Status: 1. place phase 1. 2. place phase 2

HEALTH COMMONS
Large sports facilities often come from large infrastructure based in organized sports. The building and the landscape are treated as separate entities without consideration for one another. Daily life is forgotten. We think that there is a great potential in thinking the other way around, and using landscape and buildings as one. A hybrid between landscape and sports activities that can create spatial flexibility and diversity in activities, such as large organized events or small unorganized activities. Even without people present this place would be attractive and inviting. The concept is simple: we transform Holbæk Arena to a contemporary health commons.


Time and care is required for a commons to grow strong. We create a natural foundation for a sustainable future by allowing urban development and wild nature to grow side by side and improve one another. We will reintroduce the ‘Anniversary Forest’ and create common anchoring of space via collective projects. We let nature and buildings grow parallel to one another. The caretakers of the project will be the local residents. The commons is a common resource that must be for all, elite athletes and amateurs, young and old, men and women. A broad audience ensures a diversity of facilities, experiences, and events at all times of day or year.

NEW PATTERNS OF USE
The traditional sports fields and facilities are the central elements at Holbæk Commons. In line with the inclusive nature of the commons and the program requirements not to build a facility which is ‘designed by men, for men’, we aim to pay close attention to young girls, as a user group. Despite many years of talk about gender equality, research shows that girls and boys do not have the same preferences and patterns when it comes to free time, sports, and exercise. Statistics show that activity levels among girls


 falls sharply after, age 12. The activities that are often prioritized in school yards, after school centers, public parks and urban space primarily appeal to boys, and girls often do not participate in these activities. On the other hand gymnastics, horseback riding, trampoline, jump rope, music, dance, and theater are more popular among girls. ‘New Roots’ increases its attention on activities which can be done alone or where collaboration is more important than competition.

WILD NATURE AND TOPOGRAPHY
We aim to reintroduce nature’s vitalizing characters with health, movement, and socializing. Health is not just a question of sport, but also of many types of exercise and movement; interactions, sensory, social relations, community, and mental recreation. We therefore use wild nature as the main concept in our vision for ‘New Roots’.

The commons will contain many types of species of fauna and flora, with meadows, streams, hills, swamps and direct sunlight. The dynamic and irregular landscape formations incite curiosity for the space, activating the senses and allow for different patterns of movement. We wish to offer the users an experience-rich and different meeting place, that gives the possibility for mental recreation and invites the users to interact and move in the natural environment. The buildings are built at the same pace at which nature returns to an area


 and creates a sustainable synergy between people and place. The many layers of the masterplan contain a wealth of experiences and possibilities. The unique design of the buildings creates a special identity around the individual activities and types of sports. Pit stops in the landscape invite the users to use nature in the city in many ways. The goal of the water strategy is primarily to manage the water circulation system, so that the building and infrastructure are not damaged by rain.  At the same time water is made visible and a part of the recreational opportunities, minimize the effects of climate change, and optimize the microclimate. The buildings meet around the highest local terrain peaks. Green roofs manage water locally, and water is collected for different functions in the buildings, such as art and play. On the outer side, the rainwater is lead to a wadi and ditch system that leads to existing and new bodies of water.

THE HEART
The heart is the natural meeting point for the Green Arena. It connects activities, buildings, and users and differentiate according to heavy and light traffic. The heart provides structures for clusters, buildings, and facilities around their axes and pull the landscape into the buildings. The concept of gathering the buildings is to exploit the topography and shape of the landscape, in collaboration with an architectonic climate shield, to provide shelter from weather and wind. The idea is to avoid the form of a classic gymnastics hall, that creates a backside towards its context. The architectural form is simple and obvious on many levels, and especially flexible in regards to expansion and renovation of the build might happen over time. The light and transparent construction creates an active border zone, on all directions, around the buildings, and creates a synergy between users and activities, inside and outside.


Climate shield or roof construction is shaped so that ball sports and similar activities can occur without interfering one another. Its slope ensures minimal shade in the areas around the building. A large corbel ensures that the space under the roof can be used in all types of weather. The climate shield can be added to ‘facades’, insulation, division walls, and floor, where necessary. This means there is a flexible disposition of the space that does not ruin the plan or the overall concept. We propose that over time they could place smaller or temporary roofs that can be installed for less than a large construction project. The idea is that the roofs create new physical frames around interest groups, clubs, and experiment with new types of community that give identity to the different areas. .

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URBANPLANEN STAGE 2

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SVANEMØLLENS BARRACKS

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URBAN CARPET – NEW STATION IN LUND

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MÅLØV CIRCLE

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